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Leopardstown Sun, 6th Apr, 2008

Going - Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Pool - €11,543.00 Winning Units - 53 Dividend - €163.30. Placepot Pool - €16,211.99 Winning Units - 89 Dividend - €136.40. Tote Aggregate - €111971.00.

(Tote Dividend © Tote Ireland Ltd 2016)

Leopardstown Aertel Page 277 H´cap (Rated 60-100) of €25000.00 3-y-o plus 7f.

1st - €16275.00, 2nd - €5000.00, 3rd - €2500.00, 4th - €1000.00 13 Ran

A 1-2 for trainer John Hayden with Alone He Stands holding stable mate Emily Blake by a neck under a wonderfully timed ride by Fran Berry. Berry made his move inside the final two furlongs and came from almost last to lead in the dying strides.

The winner ran an encouraging race at the Curragh last weekend when only going down by just under four and a half lengths and the slight bit of better ground and the extra furlong probably brought out the very best of the eight-year-old.

Emily Blake had Paul Townend taking off seven pounds but the line failed to come in time for the consistent four-year-old who was improving from two previous starts so far this term but still bumped into one too good.

Cuilaphuca was settled in mid division in the early stages and crept closer on the approach to the straight but he failed to quicken up past the leading pair but will be certainly one to watch next time out with an extra furlong likely to be far from a hindrance.

Regaleya was a further neck back and the course and distance winner probably ran up to his rating and Admiral Barry who was determined to set off in front but beat just one home. Smarty Socks was slow away and lost some ground at the start before finishing ninth at the death.


  • Race Conditions
1st Alone He Stands (IRE) 9-9 (Joseph E Keeling)
(1:30.51 0.93 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 12) Rated 83
Flying Spur (AUS) - Millennium Tale (FR)(Distant Relative)
Breeder - Mrs Bernadette Hayden

SP 10/3fav

J C Hayden

F M Berry

Tote Win €3.60

Place €1.90

loading past form
held up, headway in 7th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home
2ndnk Emily Blake (IRE) 9-0 (Stephen Hayden)
(1:30.58) (Drawn 8) Rated 81
Lend A Hand (GB) - Kirri (IRE)(Lycius (USA))
Breeder - Francis J.O'Toole

SP 8/1

J C Hayden

P Townend(7)

Place €3.50

loading past form
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, headed close home
3rd0.75L Cuilaphuca (IRE) 10-0 (Mrs H R Norton)
(1:30.71) (Drawn 10) Rated 88
Danetime (IRE) - Run Bonnie(Runnett)
Breeder - Newtownbarry House Stud

SP 14/1

Tracey Collins

P Shanahan

Place €5.60

loading past form
tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to 4th before straight, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong
4thnk Regaleya (IRE) 8-10 (Galmeath Syndicate)
(1:30.77) (Drawn 7)tsbl Rated 70
Mujadil (USA) - Probable (IRE)(Selkirk (USA))
Breeder - Baroda Stud & Halmix Ltd

SP 12/1

H Rogers

M J Kinane

loading past form
towards rear, headway on outside to 7th over 1f out, stayed on final furlong
5thhd Alhabeeb (IRE) 9-1 (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
(1:30.80) (Drawn 3) Rated 89
Alhaarth (IRE) - Elfaslah (IRE)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

SP 8/1

Kevin Prendergast

D P McDonogh

loading past form
mid-division, headway to 6th entering straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
6th0.5L Princely Hero (IRE) 9-4 (Dr R Lambe)
(1:30.89) (Drawn 2)bl Rated 78
Royal Applause (GB) - Dalu (IRE)(Dancing Brave (USA))
Breeder - Morristown Lattin Stud

SP 7/1

D K Weld

P J Smullen

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on, no extra final furlong
7th1.5L Amarama (IRE) 8-1 (Twentycarat Syndicate)
(1:31.17) (Drawn 9) Rated 78
Fraam (GB) - Amarapura (FR)(Common Grounds)
Breeder - Gerry O'Sullivan

SP 20/1

David P Myerscough

P B Beggy(3)

loading past form
tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway to 5th entering straight, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace
8thshd Satu (IRE) 9-12 (Philip F Myerscough)
(1:31.17) (Drawn 6) Rated 86
Marju (IRE) - Magic Touch (GB)(Fairy King (USA))
Breeder - Denis McDonnell

SP 6/1

David P Myerscough

J P Murtagh

loading past form
soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, lost place over 3f out, kept on same pace straight
9th5L Smarty Socks (IRE) 9-0 (T A Wall)
(1:32.07) (Drawn 13) Rated 81
Elnadim (USA) - Unicamp (GB)(Royal Academy (USA))
Breeder - Mick McGinn

SP 20/1

Ms F M Crowley

M J Lane(7)

loading past form
slowly into stride, towards rear for most, never a factor
10th0.5L Valamareha (IRE) 8-12 (Mrs Ann D Coogan)
(1:32.16) (Drawn 11) Rated 72
Val Royal (FR) - Mareha (IRE)(Cadeaux Genereux)
Breeder - K Molloy

SP 14/1

Aidan Anthony Howard

R P Cleary

loading past form
never a factor
11th1.75L Linsalata (IRE) 9-11 (D H W Dobson)
(1:32.47) (Drawn 4) Rated 99
Soviet Star (USA) - Nordic Pageant (IRE)(Nordico (USA))
Breeder - D.H.W Dobson

SP 13/2

J S Bolger

K J Manning

loading past form
never a factor
12th13L Admiral Barry (IRE) 8-8 (John J Brennan)
(1:34.73) (Drawn 1) Rated 82
Kalanisi (IRE) - Kart Star (IRE)(Soviet Star (USA))
Breeder - John O'Connor

SP 7/1

Eoin Griffin

C D Hayes

loading past form
led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened
13thnk Takestan (IRE) 9-3 (P J Woods)
(1:34.78) (Drawn 5) Rated 77
Selkirk (USA) - Takariya (IRE)(Arazi (USA))
Breeder - H H Aga Khan Studs S C

SP 16/1

Patrick O Brady

M A Phillips

loading past form
chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened before straight
Off 3.47
Time 1m. 30.51 secs, which is 0.93 secs faster than the course average
Tote Exacta €26.80.

2007 Warriors Key 3 9-10 D P McDonogh 5/2Fav (Kevin Prendergast) (Drawn 4)
2006 Regaleya 3 8-7 T P O'Shea 8/1 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 7)
2005 Oddshoes 3 8-12 T P O'Shea 6/1 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 3)
2004 Dukestreet 3 8-3 M C Hussey (3) 12/1 (S J Mahon) (Drawn 3)
2003 Seaforde 3 8-3 B S Hughes (10) 6/1 (Kevin Prendergast) (Drawn 13)